Local youth showcase their talent

Local youth showcase their talent

The Showcase of Talent takes place in Frank Venables Theatre (the foyer) on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm. (File photo)

Although a small town, Oliver knows how to grow big talent, if local youth are anything to go by.

On the evening of Wednesday, May 3, some of Oliver’s classiest musicians take centre stage at Showcase of Talent in the Venables Theatre lobby. Music students will perform selections from recent Kiwanis Festival competitions, highlights from musical theatre, and recital pieces from their studies. Their repertoire is wide-ranging: blues, jazz, and pop, as well as classical.

The rotunda venue allows the students to play the new Petrof grand piano, a memorial to local music teacher Agnes Sutherland.   

Showcase of Talent begins at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Refreshments will be served.

Showcase of Talent is sponsored by Oliver Kiwanis, and presented by the Oliver Community Arts Council.